Skip to main content

Articles

Page 1 of 32

  1. Multiple options for permanent or long-acting contraception are available, each with adverse effects and benefits. People seeking to end their fertility, and their healthcare providers, need a comprehensive co...

    Authors: Rebecca Gormley, Brian Vickers, Brooke Cheng and Wendy V. Norman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:154

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  2. Early adolescence (ages 10–14) is a critical period of physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, which affect sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Yet, little is known about positive ...

    Authors: Anna E. Kågesten, Anggriyani Wahyu Pinandari, Anna Page, Siswanto Agus Wilopo and Miranda van Reeuwijk

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:153

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  3. Over the past 25 years, tremendous progress has been made in increasing the evidence on child marriage and putting it to good use to reduce the prevalence of child marriage and provide support to married girls...

    Authors: Marina Plesons, Ellen Travers, Anju Malhotra, Arwyn Finnie, Nankali Maksud, Satvika Chalasani and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:152

    Content type: Commentary

    Published on:

  4. Young Ghanaian women experience high rates of unmet need for contraception and unintended pregnancy, and face unique barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health services. This study provides a compreh...

    Authors: Sarah C. Keogh, Easmon Otupiri, Philicia W. Castillo, Naomi W. Li, Joana Apenkwa and Chelsea B. Polis

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:150

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  5. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal death worldwide. When PPH occurs, early identification of bleeding and prompt management using evidence-based guidelines, can avert most PPH-related...

    Authors: Meghan A. Bohren, Fabiana Lorencatto, Arri Coomarasamy, Fernando Althabe, Adam J. Devall, Cherrie Evans, Olufemi T. Oladapo, David Lissauer, Shahinoor Akter, Gillian Forbes, Eleanor Thomas, Hadiza Galadanci, Zahida Qureshi, Sue Fawcus, G. Justus Hofmeyr, Fadhlun Alwy Al-beity…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:149

    Content type: Study protocol

    Published on:

  6. Women living with HIV (WLH) lack evidence-based information about reproductive options while managing pressures from family, clinicians, and communities to give up the idea of having children. As the reproduct...

    Authors: Ariadna Huertas-Zurriaga, Patrick A. Palmieri, Joan E. Edwards, Sandra K. Cesario, Sergio Alonso-Fernandez, Lidia Pardell-Dominguez, Karen A. Dominguez-Cancino and Juan M. Leyva-Moral

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:148

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  7. Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women in sub-Saharan countries, constituting a major public health concern. In Cameroon, cervical cancer ranks as the second most commo...

    Authors: Alida Manoëla Datchoua Moukam, Muriel Samartha Embolo Owono, Bruno Kenfack, Pierre Vassilakos, Patrick Petignat, Jessica Sormani and Nicole C. Schmidt

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:147

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  8. Women's satisfaction with childbirth experience is considered as one of the quality indicators of the maternity services across the world. However, there is no guideline for improving the experience of childbi...

    Authors: Solmaz Ghanbari-Homaie, Shahla Meedya, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Eesa Mohammadi and Mojgan Mirghafourvand

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:146

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  9. Maternal mortality is an important public health problem in low-income countries. Delays in reaching health facilities and insufficient health care professionals call for innovative community-level solutions. ...

    Authors: Esperança Sevene, Helena Boene, Marianne Vidler, Anifa Valá, Salésio Macuacua, Orvalho Augusto, Quinhas Fernandes, Cassimo Bique, Eusébio Macete, Mohsin Sidat, Peter von Dadelszen and Khátia Munguambe

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:145

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  10. Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:144

    Content type: Correction

    Published on:

    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2021 18:5

  11. Providing post-abortion care service is a widely accepted to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality by promoting, preventing and treating maternal and neonatal health, identifying the utilization and its fact...

    Authors: Fentahun Yenealem Beyene, Azimeraw Arega Tesfu, Kihinetu Gelaye Wudineh, Fikadu Waltenigus Sendeku and Asteray Assemie Ayenew

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:143

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  12. Episiotomy is a surgical incision of the perineum to hasten the delivery. There is a scarce of information related to episiotomy practice, and its associated factors, in developing countries, including Ethiopi...

    Authors: Enyew Woretaw, Muluken Teshome and Muluneh Alene

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:142

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  13. The fear of infertility or delayed return to fertility is a common barrier to contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly among young or nulliparous women. Global evidence on return to pregnancy afte...

    Authors: Janine Barden-O’Fallon, Ilene S. Speizer, Lisa M. Calhoun and Nouhou Abdoul Moumouni

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:141

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  14. Women’s involvement in contraceptive decision-making increases contraceptive use and reduces unmet need, but study of this has been limited to women’s self-reports. Less research is available examining couple ...

    Authors: Anvita Dixit, Nicole E. Johns, Mohan Ghule, Madhusudana Battala, Shahina Begum, Jennifer Yore, Niranjan Saggurti, Jay G. Silverman, Elizabeth Reed, Tarik Benmarhnia, Sarah Averbach and Anita Raj

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:139

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  15. This study aimed to understand the influence of health beliefs, demographic factors, and health characteristics on the intention to undergo Pap smear testing among women in rural areas of Indonesia.

    Authors: Sumarmi Sumarmi, Yu-Yun Hsu, Ya-Min Cheng and Shu-Hsin Lee

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:138

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  16. Despite six decades of official family planning programme, the use of modern contraceptive method remained low in India. The discontinuation of modern spacing method (DMSM) has also increased from 42.3% in 200...

    Authors: Soumya Ranjan Nayak, Sanjay K. Mohanty, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra and Umakanta Sahoo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:137

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  17. Prenatal depression may have adverse health effects on mothers and their offspring. Perceived stress is an important risk factor for depression during pregnancy. Studies have shown that both perceived stress a...

    Authors: Anisma R. Gokoel, Firoz Abdoel Wahid, Wilco C. W. R. Zijlmans, Arti Shankar, Ashna D. Hindori-Mohangoo, Hannah H. Covert, Meerte-Sigrid MacDonald-Ottevanger, Maureen Y. Lichtveld and Emily W. Harville

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:136

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  18. Despite the global agreements on adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and rights, access to and utilisation of these services among the youth/adolescents remain unsatisfactory in low- and middle-income ...

    Authors: Lesley Rose Ninsiima, Isabel Kazanga Chiumia and Rawlance Ndejjo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:135

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  19. The use of reproductive health (RH) services is important to promote RH. However, little is known about RH services in rural areas, especially in low- and middle-income countries. China is the most populous co...

    Authors: Jing Yue, Yang Luo, Chen Xu, Si Qin, Yanting Meng, Ling Fan and Min Nie

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:134

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  20. Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a global problem affecting millions of pregnant women, including in mainland China. These women are at high risk of Type II diabetes (T2DM). Cost-effective and clinically effectiv...

    Authors: Jie Shang, Amanda Henry, Puhong Zhang, Huan Chen, Kelly Thompson, Xiaodong Wang, Na Liu, Jiani Zhang, Yan Liu, Jianbo Jin, Xiongfei Pan, Xue Yang and Jane E. Hirst

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:133

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  21. Antenatal screening for HIV, syphilis and HBV has been successfully implemented in The Netherlands, but data on other STI among pregnant women or male partners are limited. Our objectives: (i) to assess the pr...

    Authors: Eline L. M. Op de Coul, Demi Peek, Yolanda W. M. van Weert, Servaas A. Morré, Ingrid Rours, Chantal Hukkelhoven, Ank de Jonge, Birgit van Benthem and Monique Pereboom

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:132

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  22. Children under 18 years old constituted more than half (52%) of the refugee population in 2017. Adolescent Sexual and reproductive health is an essential component of primary health care. Yet, not every refuge...

    Authors: Paul Bukuluki, Peter Kisaakye, Hadijah Mwenyango and George Palattiyil

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:131

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  23. The war in Syria caused the forced displacement of millions of Syrians to neighboring countries. Lebanon is the host country with the largest overall number of Syrian refugees per capita. Adolescent refugee gi...

    Authors: Rayan Korri, Sabine Hess, Guenter Froeschl and Olena Ivanova

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:130

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  24. Child marriage is a fundamental violation of human rights and a threat to access to education, sexual and reproductive health care, and employment. It also threatens freedom from violence, reproductive rights,...

    Authors: Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Joshua Okyere, John Elvis Hagan Jr, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Richard Gyan Aboagye and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:128

    Content type: Commentary

    Published on:

    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Health 2021 18:140

  25. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) offers an opportunity to close the financing gap that holds back gains in women, children’s and adolescent health. However, very little work exists examining GFF practice, p...

    Authors: Asha S. George, Tanya Jacobs, Mary V. Kinney, Annie Haakenstad, Neha S. Singh, Kumanan Rasanathan and Mickey Chopra

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18(Suppl 1):124

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  26. The annual collection of fertility, marriage, sexual behaviour, and contraceptive use data in the nationally representative rounds of Performance Monitoring and Accountability (PMA) surveys in sub-Saharan Afri...

    Authors: Rornald Muhumuza Kananura, Peter Waiswa, Dessalegn Y. Melesse, Cheikh Faye and Ties Boerma

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18(Suppl 1):121

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  27. In sub-Saharan Africa HIV transmission is a major challenge in adolescents, especially among girls and those living in urban settings. Major international efforts have aimed at reducing sexual transmission of ...

    Authors: Réka Maulide Cane, Dessalegn Y. Melesse, Nkomba Kayeyi, Adom Manu, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Aluisio Barros and Ties Boerma

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18(Suppl 1):120

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  28. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global public health and human rights issue that affects millions of women and girls. While disaggregated national statistics are crucial to assess inequalities, little evi...

    Authors: Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Martin K. Mutua, Abdu Mohiddin, Macellina Y. Ijadunola, Cheikh Faye, Carolina V. N. Coll, Aluisio J. D. Barros and Caroline W. Kabiru

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18(Suppl 1):119

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  29. Adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) is a major public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, inequalities in ASRH have received less attention than many other public health priority ...

    Authors: Dessalegn Y. Melesse, Réka M. Cane, Aveneni Mangombe, Macellina Y. Ijadunola, Adom Manu, Eniola Bamgboye, Abdu Mohiddin, Rornald M. Kananura, Elsie Akwara, Elsabé du Plessis, Yohannes D. Wado, Martin K. Mutua, Wubegzier Mekonnen, Cheikh M. Faye, Sarah Neal and Ties Boerma

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18(Suppl 1):117

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  30. The use of modern contraception has increased in much of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, the extent to which changes have occurred across the wealth spectrum among adolescents is not well known. We examine ...

    Authors: Martin K. Mutua, Yohannes D. Wado, Monica Malata, Caroline W. Kabiru, Elsie Akwara, Dessalegn Y. Melesse, Ndèye Awa Fall, Carolina V. N. Coll, Cheikh Faye and Aluisio J. D. Barros

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18(Suppl 1):116

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  31. Quality of essential newborn care is defined as the extent of health care services to improve the health of newborns. However, studies are scarce regarding the quality of newborn care implementation. Therefore...

    Authors: Tadesse Guadu Delele, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe and Zemene Tigabu Kebede

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:127

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  32. There is growing recognition of the need for interventions that effectively involve men and boys to promote family planning behaviours. Evidence suggests that the most effective behavioural interventions in th...

    Authors: Martin Robinson, Áine Aventin, Jennifer Hanratty, Eimear Ruane-McAteer, Mark Tomlinson, Mike Clarke, Friday Okonofua and Maria Lohan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:126

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  33. Sexual and reproductive health and rights are critical entitlements best supported through human rights-based approaches empowering rights-holders to claim their rights and duty bearers to fulfil their obligat...

    Authors: Majel McGranahan, Elizabeth Bruno-McClung, Joselyn Nakyeyune, Derrick Aaron Nsibirwa, Christopher Baguma, Christopher Ogwang, Francis Serunjogi, Judith Nakalembe, Marianna Kayaga, Sharifah Sekalala and Oyinlola Oyebode

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:125

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  34. Viral detection in seminal fluid indicates their potential for both sexual transmission and impairment of reproductive health. Review of the mechanistic entry, sexual transmission and viral impacts for patient...

    Authors: James Frederick W. Pike, Emily L. Polley, David Y. Pritchett, Arnav Lal, Blake A. Wynia, William E. Roudebush and Renee J. Chosed

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:123

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  35. High fertility rates and unintended pregnancies are public health concerns of lower and middle income countries such as Ethiopia. Long acting contraceptives (LACs) take the lion’s share in reducing unintended ...

    Authors: Oumer Abdulkadir Ebrahim, Ejigu Gebeye Zeleke and Atalay Goshu Muluneh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:122

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  36. Delivery is a critical moment for pregnant women and babies, and careful monitoring is essential throughout the delivery process. The partograph is a useful tool for monitoring and assessing labour progress as...

    Authors: Mitsuaki Matsui, Yuko Saito, Rithy Po, Bunsreng Taing, Chamnan Nhek, Rathavy Tung, Yoko Masaki and Azusa Iwamoto

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:115

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  37. Health care for stigmatized reproductive practices in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) often remains illegal; when legal, it is often inadequate, difficult to find and / or stigmatizing, which results ...

    Authors: Clémentine Rossier, Angela Marchin, Caron Kim and Bela Ganatra

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:114

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  38. Adolescent Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon are thought to experience a disproportionate risk of poor sexual and reproductive health, related in part to conflict and displacement. The purpose of this qualitativ...

    Authors: Sasha Abdallah Fahme, Maia Sieverding and Sawsan Abdulrahim

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:113

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  39. Women are at a higher risk for depression progression, especially during pregnancy. The current study purposed to investigate depression, anxiety, and stress levels of pregnant mothers in the initial stage of ...

    Authors: Najmeh Maharlouei, Pedram Keshavarz, Niloufar Salemi and Kamran B. Lankarani

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:111

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  40. Pre-eclampsia is a leading cause of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity globally. Planned delivery between 34+0 and 36+6 weeks may reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes but is yet to be evaluated in a low ...

    Authors: Alice Beardmore-Gray, Nicola Vousden, Sergio A. Silverio, Umesh Charantimath, Geetanjali Katageri, Mrutyunjaya Bellad, Sebastian Chinkoyo, Bellington Vwalika, Shivaprasad Goudar, Jane Sandall, Lucy C. Chappell and Andrew H. Shennan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:110

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  41. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is the inflammation of the adnexa of the uterus, that mainly manifests in a subclinical/chronic context and goes largely underreported. However, it poses a major threat to wom...

    Authors: Oqba Al-kuran, Lama Al-Mehaisen, Hamza Alduraidi, Naser Al-Husban, Balqees Attarakih, Anas Sultan, Zeina Othman, Sanal AlShárat, Shoug AlHilali, Nadia Alkouz, Noura Alibrahim and Wafaa AlMusallam

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:109

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  42. To our knowledge, no studies exist on the influence of nomadic pastoralist women’s networks on their reproductive and sexual health (RSH), including uptake of modern family planning (FP).

    Authors: Leah Kenny, Rahma Hassan, Loraine J. Bacchus, Matthew Smith, Bettina Shell-Duncan, Nana Apenem Dagadu, Angela Muriuki, Abdullahi Hussein Aden, Ibrahim Abdirizak Jelle, Beniamino Cislaghi and Mazeda Hossain

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:108

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  43. Few studies explore what it means to be an adolescent parent in the Philippines from the young parents’ perspective. This study sought to improve understanding of how adolescent mothers and young fathers exper...

    Authors: Christine Marie Habito, Alison Morgan and Cathy Vaughan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:107

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  44. Male involvement in maternal healthcare has been widely recognized as essential for positive health outcomes for expectant mothers and their unborn babies. However, few studies have explored men’s experiences ...

    Authors: Gloria Abena Ampim, Astrid Blystad, Albert Kpoor and Haldis Haukanes

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2021 18:106

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

Annual Journal Metrics